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Sunnyvale can enforce gun ordinance, appeals court rules

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 05, 2015

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday that the Bay Area city of Sunnyvale can enforce an ordinance prohibiting large-capacity gun magazines.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for other cities to pass similar bans. A ban of large-capacity magazines in Los Angeles is headed toward a City Council vote, and San Francisco already has passed a law to outlaw the ammunition devices.

State law prohibits the sale of such magazines, but the city laws go further by barring even their possession.

"Sunnyvale's interests in promoting public safety and reducing violent crime are substantial and important government interests," Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, a Clinton appointee, wrote for the court.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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